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Bellringing health & safety research project

Scott Pilkington, from this tower, led a research project as oer the following notice.

Do you want to contribute to the advancement of bellringing safety? Participate in our research study and share your insights on common injuries and ailments in belltowers. By doing so, you can help us plan and mitigate potential risks, and ensure the sustainability of ringing for years to come. Register now, here.

Our goal is to have health and safety data from each tower across the association to build a picture of the risks involved. This research is being led by Scott Pilkington, Deputy Captain at St Matthew's Society of Bellringers and an Honorary Research Fellow in Museums & Cultural Heritage at University of Auckland.

Scott Pilkington
30 March 2023

Auckland Heritage Festival Bellringing Open Days, 12-13 October 2019

The St Matthew's Society of Bellringers are running two open days as part of the 2019 Auckland Heritage Festival. The first is Saturday, 12 October, 11:00am-2:00pm at All Saints Anglican Church, Ponsonby, and will feature the Waikato Mini-Ring and the All Saints Carillon.

The second is Sunday 13th October 11:30am-2:00pm at St Matthew-in-the-City and will feature the Warner tower bells.

More information about both can be found on our Facebook page. If you're around and would like to visit us, or take part, we'd love to have you. Any questions can be directed to

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